This program is for preschool aged children and their accompanying adult. Programs are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sign-up is required. Call the Visitor’s Center at 493-1623 to register. The Pinecones program calendar for 2018 will be posted in April.


Junior Ranger Program

The Lory State Park Junior Ranger Program is suitable for children aged seven to twelve and gives participants an awareness of the environmental, historical and cultural assets of the park and Northern Colorado.

To become a Junior Ranger, participants must complete a list of activities or adventures from the Junior Ranger activity book and/or attend at least one hosted environmental education programs. Once participants have completed enough of the exercises to be awarded either a patch or a badge, they head to the Visitor Center where a Ranger can review their work and swear them in as a Junior Ranger! The Junior Ranger 2018 program calendar will be posted in May.


Night Hikes

These guided hikes let you explore the park as the moon rises. Registration is required, so please call the Visitor’s Center at 493-1623.  Participants are asked to bring clothing layers appropriate to the weather, a water bottle, a flashlight and to wear closed-toe supportive shoes.  The Lory Night Hike program calendar for 2018 will be posted in May.


Volunteer Interpretive Naturalist Training Classes

The Lory Interpretive Naturalist Volunteer Program was initiated in Fall 2017. The training is free, open to anyone 18 years of age or older, but limited to one training session per season for a limited number of applicants. Over three five-hour classes, volunteers are provided with a foundation for assisting with the Park’s environmental education programs. With lectures, field work and a free, information-loaded training manual, volunteers learn about the park’s natural and cultural history, wildlife and plant biology and identification skills and interpretation and presentation techniques. In exchange for 15 hours of environmental education training provided by the park, volunteers will be required to donate a minimum of 20 hours of service towards the park’s environmental education programs within the year following training. The 2018 Volunteer Interpretive Naturalist Training schedule will be posted in March.